Books

An Article from The Netherlands

Thanks to Google Alerts, I found out that there was an article written about me and The Light We Lost in Dutch! And thanks to Google Translate, I sort of found out what it said. Here’s the article. And here’s the translation:

Prometheus, following an auction acquired the rights to “The Light We Lost,” a novel about love written by the American author Jill Santopolo Book Journal reports.The novel has been sold to eight countries in three weeks, including Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway and Brazil. Remarkable, this international attention. It is not often that a major title is auctioned everywhere so quickly during the holiday season. The Light We Lost is the story of a love triangle, about a woman who must choose between two lovers: her great childhood sweetheart Gabriel, who left her as a war photographer to travel around the world but with whom she has always maintained a passionate relationship, and her husband Darren, with whom she now has two children. Jill Santopolo, according to her website, has twelve children’s books and two books for teens to her name. With The Light We Lost she focuses for the first time on adults as a target group. Source: Boekblad

There’s something especially exciting about being written about in a language I don’t know…

My Debut Novel for Adults!

Since 2012, I’ve had a secret. While I was writing the Sparkle Spa series and the Follow Your Heart books, I very slowly, very tentatively, was writing a novel for adults as well. And I’m so thrilled to announce that the novel I was working on sold to Putnam and will be published in the summer of 2017! Here’s a screen grab of the announcement as well as a link to its location on the internet. (!!!)IMG_0705

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Some Photos from the Premier of Sparkle Spa The Musical!

I just got back from the most incredible weekend in Meredith, New Hampshire where I got to see the first ever production of Sparkle Spa The Musical at the Interlakes Children’s Theatre. The kids and grown-ups who acted, sang, and danced in the show were wonderful! It was so cool to see my imaginary world come alive!

Here are some photos, including one with me, Brad Ross (the show’s composer), and Christiana Cole (the show’s lyricist) just before we went inside to watch the show for the fist time. (We were pretty excited.) 

Another Peek at SPARKLE SPA The Musical!

Today I got to listen to a bunch of talented actors sing through the score of SPARKLE SPA The Musical! There’s going to be a workshop reading on Tuesday, so they were practicing. And they let me record them while they sang “You Are Gonna Lose.” Here it is, if you want to give it a listen. Music by Brad Ross and lyrics by Christiana Cole. Robert Phillip Smith is directing the workshop (and the show in New Hampshire this summer!).

Sparkle Spa: The Musical

I’m so incredibly excited to report that Bling It On!, the seventh Sparkle Spa book, will be a musical! Brad Ross is writing the music, Christiana Cole is writing the lyrics, and I’m going to be writing the dialogue that goes in between the songs. And this summer it’ll be performed at Interlakes Theatre in New Hampshire!

Carly Gendell, an awesome young actress who’s in School of Rock, sang one of the songs for us and let us video tape it. I loved it so much that I wanted to share it here!

Enjoy!